- Non-cancerous Breast Conditions
- What is normal breast tissue and what does it do?
- Finding non-cancerous breast conditions
- Breast cancer can be found early
- Diagnosing non-cancerous breast changes
- Types of non-cancerous breast conditions
- Fibrosis and simple cysts
- Ductal or lobular hyperplasia
- Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
- Phyllodes tumors
- Intraductal papillomas
- Granular cell tumors
- Fat necrosis and oil cysts
- Duct ectasia
- Other non-cancerous breast conditions
- How non-cancerous breast conditions affect breast cancer risk
- For women at increased breast cancer risk
- To learn more
Breast cancer can be found early
Being alert to any changes in your breasts and having exams and tests according to American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection can help find breast changes early. If the change is breast cancer, it’s important that it be found at the earliest possible stage, when it’s small, has not spread, and is easiest to treat.
For more detailed information on breast awareness, how to do a self-exam, and the American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection of breast cancer, see our document Breast Cancer: Early Detection.
Last Medical Review: 03/16/2015
Last Revised: 03/16/2015